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The Rolling Stones arrive in Paris to kick off 50th anniversary tour

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SHOTLIST AP Entertainment Paris, 25 October 201 1. Wide of Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards arriving at Paris' Trabendo concert venue 2. Wide of Mick Jagger arriving at Trabendo 3. Wide of Mick Jagger entering Trabendo THE ROLLING STONES ARRIVE IN PARIS The Rolling Stones arrived at Paris' Trabendo concert venue in the city of lights Thursday night (25 OCT. 2012) minutes before a warm-up concert ahead of their fiftieth anniversary tour. The Stones announced the surprise "warm-up gig" in Paris last-minute, and within an hour the Champs Elysees was swarming with fans hoping to get satisfaction with one of the 350 tickets for the Thursday night show. "They (the tickets) were all distributed this morning around 0800 local," said Marie Freville from Virgin Megastore. "The 300 people were already there since 6am. Some were even there at midnight. There was no wait - the tickets were sold within minutes. Now they are collecting them." The 15 Euro ($19.50 U.S.) tickets, announced on the Rolling Stones Twitter account, came with strings attached: No more than two per person, names printed on them and IDs required at the door at the show intended as a prep for the band's 50th anniversary arena shows in London and Newark, New Jersey. "I worked all night, I went to bed at 5am. I couldn't sleep so I listened to the radio and at 0743am precisely a radio station announced that tickets for a Rolling Stones concert were going on sale here this morning. At 10 o'clock. So I hesitated for a couple of minutes and then I had a shower and off I went," said Stones fan Eric. Guitarist Ronnie Wood had said in an interview with NME this week that the Stones could play several small clubs, possibly under the name the Cockroaches, an alias they've used before. The group has not played together live in five years. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7ad6e4efb778c53027d9d75a82fbbbca Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork